People and Dancefloors podcast 9 with Verity Smith

Listen to our 9th weekly podcast here.

In this episode, we invited Verity Smith, a PhD researcher at Durham University, to share insights from her ethnographic study of drug policing at music festivals. In the podcast, she reflects on the challenges of multiagency work in festival environments, focusing particularly on some of the tensions between enforcement policing and harm reduction and risk minimisation objectives. Verity takes us on a journey from policing, private security, and sniffer dogs at the festival gate, all the way to festival utopias. Can we change the culture of festivals towards harm reduction embedded in festival environment design? Total ear candy! 

Follow Verity on Twitter at @veritymasmith

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